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An early morning accident on Interstate 81 killed one man and injured a state trooper.
We'll have details in just a moment.
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And a man goes on a shooting rampage at an employment agency in Alabama, leaving four people dead.
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We could see a quick shot of a little winter weather tonight with a few scattered snow showers and even a little freezing drizzle, with another winter storm coming up late wednesday night into Thursday.. I'll have your forecast
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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One man is dead and a state trooper is in the hospital after an early morning accident on Interstate 81.
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It happened just after 3:30 when a tanker truck hit a state police car that was on the side of the road, while the trooper was ticketing another driver.
The wreck shut down a five mile section of the interstate for nearly six hours.
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Marya Jones is near Buchanan with an update.
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Meanwhile an accident on Southbound Route 220 in Henry County has blocked one lane of traffic.
It occured this morning when a tractor trailer overturned near Oak Level at the intersection of 220 and Route 657.

V-Dot crews say it could take several hours to clean up the accident.

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In Huntsville, Alabama today, a man opened fire at a temporary employment agency, killing four people.
A fifth person was injured.
Authorities say it all began as an office argument.
Elizabeth Sanchez has the story.
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((Alabama police have a murder suspect cornered at a Huntsville house . He's believed to have shot 5 people, killing four at a business around 6:30 this morning. Police say it all started with an argument that escalated.

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" a fight, argument broke out between two men. One man pulled out a weapon an started shooting.
Track:
Eyewitnesses at the temporary employment agency know the suspect and say he's usually quiet but they heard him yelling today.

SOT: jOHNATHAN WILLIAMS /Witness

I saw him reach into his pocket.
Track: People at the agency were stunned by the early morning shooting rampage.

SOT Patricia Johnson, witness

"I looked up and he was pointing the gun at me and the gun clicked and that's the last thing I know."
Track: The suspect has fired shots at police swat teams but so far he is not in custody. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS news
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Saddam Hussein is standing firm on his missile program.
Meanwhile, Britain is offering him one last chance to disarm.
That, as the U-S struggles to bring more allies on board for military action against Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany brings us up to date.
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A DAY AFTER THE U.S, BRITAIN AND SPAIN INTRODUCED A NEW RESOLUTION DEMANDING SADDAM HUSSEIN DISARM, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR SAYS HE'S NOT SEEKING AN IMMEDIATE VOTE ON THE MEASURE, AS HE WANTS TO GIVE SADDAM HUSSEIN ONE LAST CHANCE TO COMPLY.

(SOT)TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

9:31:46 I do not want war, I do not believe anyone in this House wants war, but disarmament peacefully, can only happen with Saddam's active co-operation. (14)
BUT NO ONE EXPECTS THE MATTER TO DRAG ON. DEBATE ON THE RESOLUTION AND A COUNTERMEASURE SUPPORTING MORE INSPECTIONS BEGINS THURSDAY, AND BRITAIN'S U-N REPRESENTATIVE POINTS TO THE SECOND WEEK OF MARCH AS AN UNOFFICIAL DEADLINE.
IN WHAT COULD BOOST CHANCES FOR GETTING THE RESOLUTION PASSED, IT APPEARS THE IRAQI LEADER IS STILL BEING DEFIANT. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, SADDAM TOLD DAN RATHER HE HAS NO PLANS TO DESTROY THE AL-SAMOUD 2 MISSILES THAT GO BEYOND THE LIMIT ALLOWED BY THE U.N.

(SOT) VOICE OF: DAN RATHER/CBS NEWS

it's his contention that he's not going to destroy the missiles because they are within U-N guidelines.
BUT TODAY, IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ STATED IRAQ STILL HASNT DECIDED WHAT TO DO WITH THE MISSILES. THE U.N HAS GIVEN IRAQ TO THE END OF THE WEEK TO DESTROY THEM.

(STANDUP/IRAQ...IS SHOWING SOME COOPERATON ON OTHER ISSUES)

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Surviving members of the band Great White may soon make a command performance, but the audience would be a grand jury.
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An attorney for the band says they've been subpoenaed, following last week's fatal fire at a Rhode Island nightclub.
At issue, whether the band had permission to use fireworks.
No one has yet been officially charged.
Meanwhile, a class-action lawsuit could be filed on behalf of victims' families.
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((KENNETH MOLL/ATTORNEY:WE WANT TO EXPOSE THE FACTS, THAT EXPOSE THE NEGATIVE ACTS THAT OCCURED IN THE HOPES THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. WE WANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHO WAS AT FAULT HERE BECASUE THIS WAS A HORRIFIC TRAGEDY THAT WAS PREVENTABLE. ))
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97- people died in the blaze, including Great White's guitarist Ty Longley.
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A local commissioner of revenue is accused of forgery. We'll have that story after the break.
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Also talk show host Kelly Ripa has welcomed a new addition to her family.
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A grand jury indicted Craig County's commissioner of revenue on check fraud charges yesterday.
Rebecca W. Price faces two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering.
The charges concern three transactions in June and September of last year involving a total of about 55-hundred dollars.
The indictments against Price came after an investigation by the State Police, and a review by the special prosecutor, Botetourt County commonwealth's attorney Joel Branscom.

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After more than a year of research, planning and public comment, the City of Salem has a new five year plan. But as Shannon Young reports, some people aren't very happy with it.
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((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES PLAN: THIS PLAN SEEMS TO GIVE A CLEAR VISION OF USING UP OUR RESOURCES, NOT PROTECTING AND CAPITALIZING ON OUR BEST ASSETS.)) [RUNS:08]
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The plan passed by the Salem Planning Commission last week addresses seven issues, including economic development, education, housing and neighborhoods, land use and transportation. But some describe the 77-page document as vague, a "non-plan", a prescription for the status quo. Still other say, if it's not broken, don't fix it.
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((BUCK SIMMONS/SUPPORTS PLAN: IF WE LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE CITY OF SALEM, OVERALL, WE'RE AHEAD OF THE GAME.)) [RUNS:08]
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The plan does spell out some changes. The possibility of building an exhibit hall and hotel near the Salem Civic Center, renovations to the Public Safety Building and work to guarantee every Salem household has access to a computer. But, for the most part, Salem's goal is to continue along its current path. Opponents argue, if you only do what you've always done you'll only have what you've always had. But that's okay with at least one resident who says when it comes to Salem, love it or leave it. [1:03:13-1:13:21]
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Shannon Young, News 7.))
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Meanwhile Lynchburg's Mayor says things are going pretty well.. but they could be better.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Before a packed house in council chambers, Lynchburg mayor Carl Hutcherson.. a survivor of quadruple bypass surgery in 2002.. was glad to be back at the podium in 2003. [7:08:14] ((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'M DELIGHTED TO BE HERE TONIGHT..))
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The past year, says Hutcherson, was one of many challenges and achievements for the Hill City.
Among the former was a rash of gang violence that ultimately led to a community forum to address the problem.
Today, officials say, two thirds of Lynchburg's known gang members are in jail.. and the city is among the safest in the nation.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: TONIGHT, YOU HAVE MY PLEDGE THAT WE WILL WORK TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SAFE PLACES TO LIVE.))
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More challenges remain.
With the budget process looming, city leaders are struggling to maintain local services without passing on more financial burden to the taxpayers.
In one of the few partisan moments of the evening, both the mayor and vice-mayor stated that Lynchburg's legislators and the Republican-controlled General Assembly is balancing its budget at the expense of local government.
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG VICE MAYOR: THERE ARE IMBALANCES IN OUR STATE TAX STRUCTURE THAT ARE NOT HELPFUL TO CITIES IN VIRGINIA AND LONG TERM SOLUTIONS MUST BE FOUND AT THE STATE LEVEL.))
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((HUTCHERSON: THEIR UNWILLINGNESS, COUPLED WITH AN OUTDATED TAX STRUCTURE AND A GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT IS RELUCTANT TO SERIOUSLY ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM, MEANS THAT A SOLUTION IS NOT IMMINENT. OUR LEGISLATORS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ARE NOT LISTENING AND WE ARE QUICKLY REACHING OUR LIMIT ON HOW MUCH WE CAN FILL THE FUNDING GAP.))
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Hutcherson says the current gap is about two million dollars wide.. but still the state of the city remains strong.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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Coming up after the break, Leo will have a detailed forecast.
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Plus we will meet a woman with the sweetest job possible.
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Imagine indulging in a guilty pleasure and getting PAID for it..
It could be every chocolate lovers' dream job.
Richard Roth has one woman's sweet story of success.
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NARR: TO SAY THAT 36-YEAR OLD CHLOE DOUTRE-ROUSSEL LEFT HER LAST JOB WITH A COSMETICS COMPANY IN PARIS AND MOVED TO LONDON THIS YEAR FOR A CAREER OPPORTUNITY WOULD BE MISSING THE POINT. THIS FRENCHWOMAN CAME TO ENGLAND FOR LOVE.
NARR: LOVE OF CHOCOLATE.

SOT CHLOE: chocolate is my best friend and i try to be pleased with her

best friend.
NARR: IT WAS ACTUALLY A REQUIREMENT FOR THE JOB SHE'S JUST BEGUN, AS CHIEF BUYER AND TASTER OF CHOCOLATE FOR LONDON'S FORTNUM AND MASON DEPARTMENT STORE. SHE WAS PICKED FROM 35-HUNDRED CANDIDATES.
NARR: TAKING INVENTORY HERE COULD TAKE A WHILE. Well this is going to be the heartbeat of today. I 'm going to take a chocolate with alcohol and it has written rum on it. I know I'm going to get, I'm going to have....grrrr! But it's okay. Now I need my treats. I will take also one praline.
R-Just to clear the palette?
Ehh, no just some nutty feelings you know.Some nutties with hazelnut, with cashew nuts, with brazil nuts...
And ginger and orange.
R-You can't eat all that this morning!
Come back in two hours. I'll be here
300-YEAR OLD FORTNUM AND MASON MADE ITS REPUTATION AS THE BRITISH EMPIRE'S GROCERY STORE. COMPREHENSIVE DOESN'T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE A CHOCOLATE DEPARTMENT WITH SOME THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DIFFERENT ITEMS...THOUGH CHLOE INSISTS SHE'S NEVER FOUND HER PASSION - NOW HER VOCATION - A HEALTH RISK.
CHLOE: i am living proof. i eat more than a pound a day and it has been like this for ten years. //edit// and with food in general its exactly the same thing - when your body tells you stop, you stop. when your body tells you ganache not pralinee, you go for the ganache, that's all...
NARR: IT'S HER JOB TO TRAVEL TO BUY CHOCOLATE, OVERSEE ITS MANUFACTURE AND DISPLAY, AND TO ENLIGHTEN THOSE OF US WHO THOUGHT CHOCOLATE'S MAGIC ONLY MEANS IT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH NOT IN YOUR HAND.

SOT CHLOE: the music of chocolate comes from when you put - i don't

know, a bite, something on your mouth, i'll take this one just with nuts which is easy..
RR: you didn't offer to share that
(she rolls eyes)
RR: Just so that I understand it...
NARR: THE WORST PART OF THE JOB, SHE SAYS, WILL BE SAMPLING CHOCOLATES SHE DOESN'T LIKE; THERE ARE A FEW. SHE THINKS IT'S NOT A BIG DOWNSIDE.

SOT RR: (tasting) so maye it's true chloe that it's not a bad job. hope

you enjoy it. CHLOE: never speak when you eat chocolate...silence...UMMM.
NARR: RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON. ))

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"Regis" might become a MIDDLE name--
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"Regis and Kelly" co-host Kelly Ripa has given birth to her second son.
Ripa and her husband, actor Mark Consuelos have named their new arrival, Joaquin.
They haven't picked a middle name yet, but Ripa says they're considering ``Regis'' so they could call him ``J-R.''
Joaquin has an older brother, Michael and a sister, Lola.
Ripa gave birth yesterday morning just after 9- 30, while her show was on the air.
She says she tried to call Regis Philbin from the delivery room, but it didn't have a phone.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 79 points. The NASDAQ has lost 22.

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Coming up- highlights from yesterday's Busch race at the Rock...
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Plus we'll "Cher" a couple highlights from last night's concert, as Roanoke says farewell to one of the original DIVAS.

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Yesterday afternoon NASCAR finally got in the Busch race that was rained out Saturday.
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Blue skies, sunshine and a good bit of wind greeted those few fans who were able to make it back to the track for the race. Those in attendance got to see a dominating performance from Jamie McMurray.
He led all but 5 of the 197 circuits in route to his second straight Busch victory at the Rock. Pole sitter David Green on the outside - did a nice job of passing Todd Bodine on the final lap to take second place.

Stacy Compton hit the outside wall on the final lap, and Stacy would finish 22nd yesterday. The biggest mishap occurred on lap 117, when Shane Hmiel (Meal) was hit the rear by Larry Gunselman.
The shove then sent Hmiel right into the side of Mike Wallace. The race was red flagged 9 minutes for this mishap, and Wallace and Hmiel (Meal) almost came to blows.
Wallace likely will be fined for a cussing tirade that was caught on LIVE TV.
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Cher's been wowing audiences since the mid-sixties, now that she is approaching 60, she thinks its time to hang up her wigs and costumes.
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Fans packed the Roanoke Civic Center last night for Cher's "Living Proof Farewell Tour."'
It wasn't just the music that entertained fans, they were also wowed by dancers and a spectacular set.
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